Favorite Pencils

Makeup Forever Concealer Pencil

WHAT: Makeup Forever Concealer Pencil

WHY: Dual ended pencil in Ivory/Beige can be used to outline the lips for a crisp look or to line the waterline instead of a white pencil.

WHAT: MAC Cosmetics Eye Kohl in Smolder

WHY: A dark black soft kohl pencil to do the perfect smokey eye look.

WHAT: Inglot Eye Kohl Pencil in 04

WHY: A kohl pencil in a dark blue shade.  Looks great on the waterline and compliments blue and brown eyes.

WHAT: Mac Cosmetics Eye Pencil in Coffee

WHY:  The perfect brown to use for a smokey eye or for that natural liner look.

WHAT: NYX Slim Lip Pencil in 805 Cappuccino

WHY: The perfect nude for medium to dark complexions.

WHAT: Inglot Lipliner FM in shade 855

WHY: A bronzey medium toned lip liner that is creamy and with an included brush to smudge with.

WHAT: NYX Retractable Lip Liner in Red

WHY: A universal red and always sharp with the retractable sharpener.

WHAT: Inglot Soft Precision Lipliner in shade 67

WHY: Precise tip and the perfect shade for a light lip look.


My Favorite Makeup Brushes

I feel like I never have enough brushes, but there are also those brushes I can’t live without.  These are my go to favorites in my kit.

Bdellium Tools Travel Brushes
Buy Bdellium Tools Travel Brushes

WHAT: Bdellium Tools Travel Brushes

WHY: They are one of my favorite brush lines for a few reasons. I’m obsessed with short handle brushes. They allow me to get closer to the face so I can focus more on detail. If you are doing your own makeup a short handle brush will give you a better balance in your hand. They also take less room up in my kit, which is constantly expanding.

184 Duo Fibre Fan Brush
Buy 184 Duo Fibre Fan Brush
210 Precise Eyeliner Brush
Buy 210 Precise Eyeliner Brush

WHAT: MAC Cosmetics Fan and Eyeliner brushes

WHY: Mac makes some great brushes but my two standout favorites are the 184 Fan Brush and the 210 Eyeliner Brush.  The 184 is a Duo Fibre brush so I can use liquids as well as powders with it.  Perfect for cream or liquid blush as well as contouring with powders.  The 210 Precise Eyeliner Brush has a firm pointed tip which allows me to do the perfect winged eyeliner look.

Artis Circle 1
Buy Artis Circle 1
Linear 1
Buy Linear 1

WHAT: Artis Circle 1 and Artis Linear 1

WHY: The Artis brushes are a new approach to makeup brushes.  I love the circle one to buff in concealer under the eyes and the Linear 1 is great for eyebrows and eyeliner.

Billy B Beauty Brushes
Buy Billy B Beauty Brushes at Beautylish

WHAT: Billy B Beauty Brushes

WHY: Like the Bdellium Tool brushes all of Billy B’s brushes are short handled.  The unique thing about this collection is the shape of these brushes.  The powder and blush ones are smaller than you will find in other brands.  This allows precise placement of your powder products.  The stand out winners of this collection are the #9 and #10 brushes.  The #9 brush can be used for highlighting the inner corner of the eyes as well as placing mascara on the bottom lashes perfectly.  The #10 is the best eyeliner brush I’ve ever used.

WHERE TO GET: Bdellium Tools Travel Brushes184 Duo Fibre Fan Brush210 Precise Eyeliner BrushArtis Circle 1Linear 1Billy B Beauty Brushes at Beautylish